The Odd Squad: Bully Bait

Children's Books

By Michael Fry

Publisher : Disney/Hyperion

ABOUT Michael Fry

Michael Fry
Co-creator and writer of the Over the Hedge comic strip


Nick is the shortest seventh-grader in the history of the world (he’s pretty sure), doesn’t fit in with any groups or clubs (who needs ’em?), and spends more time inside than outside his locker (they’re roomier than you’d think).

Things only get worse when a well-intentioned guidance counselor forces Nick to join the school’s lamest club—along with fellow misfits Molly and Karl—in her quest to cure all three of their “peer allergies.” What starts off as a reluctant band of hopeless oddballs morphs into an effective and empowered team ready to face whatever middle school throws at them, including bullies, awkward romance, zany adults, and a brave new world of surprising friendships.

Renowned cartoonist Michael Fry brings an unforgettable cast of characters to life in an illustrated novel brimming with honesty, humor, and heart.

"Funny and sweet with a steely centre." - Neil Gaiman, Newbery Award Winner for "The Graveyard Book"
"An important message, humorously delivered, that will appeal to Diary of a Wimpy Kid fans." - Kirkus Reviews

" of the most nuanced looks at bullying I’ve seen for 2013." - Betsy Bird, School Library Journal